Orders have 3 subsequent states during execution, which are important as they trigger financial consequences for the buyer and the supplier acting on the marketplace.
The three order states are:
An order is in "open" status after it has been submitted by the buyer to the seller. We book a "provisional order fee" on the buyer's billing account at order submission, that buyer can recover later (by marking the order as paid).
The order is in "confirmed" status after the seller confirms it.
At the end of the delivery process, the buyer can mark the order as paid and recover the "provisional order fee" booked at order submission.
As the buyer changes the status of the order from confirmed to paid, we book a 10% provisional order fee refund in favor of the buyer (that offsets the provisional order fee booked earlier) and book, at the same time, a sales order fee for the seller (based on the confirmed order value x sales order fee agreed between the seller and the marketplace). At the end of the process, only the seller, and not the buyer, has an outstanding debt with the marketplace.
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